Gates readies big cuts in weapons - The Boston Globe
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Corrupt CEOs and anachronistic auto manufacturers are receiving billions of dollars to do the same thing they did to before the bailout, yet the military has to take drastic cuts. They are many weapon systems (the F-22 and F-35) that probably need to be rethought, however other systems such as a new air refueling platform is desperately needed. Hopefully Sec Gates will not the same mistake many of his predecessors are guilty of; drawing faulty conclusions from the past. The American military is the most lethal and modern force on the planet, however that doesn't mean we will always be that way. China, Iran and Russia are all posturing to become the next superpower. Gates' cuts could mean in the very near future, one of these nations could close the gap between their military the United States.